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Four Things to Know About Affy Tapple
It’s not often you strike gold. Since Edna Kastrup cracked the caramel apple code for Affy Tapple in 1948, the company has known not to mess with perfection. Read on for another taste of delicious history:
- They’re arguably the first. Though other confectionists lay claim to inventing the caramel apple, none claim to do so before Kastrup. That’s why every Affy Tapple container reads “The Original Caramel Apple.”
- Don’t be fooled by outer appearances. This is a factory outlet, so you’ll pull up to a drab building in an industrial neighborhood. But inside, it’s a wonderland of creamy caramel apples and crunchy candied popcorn.
- Keep your candy simple—or don’t. It was caramel apples that made their name, and peanut apples came soon after. But they offer gourmet versions to, including milk-chocolate almond and double-chocolate crunch.
- It’s more than just apples. At the factory store, you’ll tread past aisles of caramel corn, chocolate nut clusters, hand-dipped chocolate-covered pretzels, and creamy chocolate truffles.